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Sparkling Citrus Margaritas

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Sparkling Citrus Margaritas


I’m ringing in the New Year with a fun twist on the Margarita. Last year I created a margarita from our family tradition of las doce uvas, but this year I’m vamping up my margarita with a bit of the bubbly.  A hint of fresh citrus, a touch of sweetness, topped off with champagne and you’re ready to ring in the New Year.

Here’s to ringing in 2013 in style. Enjoy!   



There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year with a little bubbly

Sparkling Citrus Margaritas

Yield: serves 8


  • 1 bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional), for added sweetness
  • Lime wedges
  • salt


  1. Combine fresh grapefruit juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.
  2. Pour enough salt into a saucer to cover the bottom. Rub a lime half over the rim of each champagne glass and upend into the salt to crust it lightly. Pour about 3 ounces of the tequila mixture into each glass; fill the rest of the way with Champagne.


Adapted from Mexico One Plate at a Time: Rick Bayless




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9 Responses to Sparkling Citrus Margaritas

  1. [...] Vianney Rodriguez from Sweet Life ~ SPARKLING CITRUS MARGARITA [...]

  2. great combination of drinks and great clicks too.

  3. Feliz ano nuevo Vianney!! Your margaritas look delicious.
    Nancy/Spicie Foodie recently posted..Hoppin’ John for a Lucky New YearMy Profile

  4. Yes, please!!! With these Sparkling Margaritas, I’m going to wish every day was New Year’s! Cheers!!! :)
    Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie recently posted..Homemade Eggnog {She Made/Ella Hace}My Profile

  5. Fantastic drink!
    yummychunklet recently posted..No French Fridays Today!My Profile

  6. With a bit of bubbly…that’s my girl :)
    Happy New Year sweetie!
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s for dinner? Pappardelle Pasta with Candied Chestnuts and Quail EggsMy Profile

  7. Salud to a wonderful 2013! Hope to see you at another cooking adventure soon. Abrazos!

  8. Perfection! I’d love to ring in the new year with these. :)
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Spiced Persimmon-Bourbon Fizz {a boozy, boozy Christmas}My Profile

  9. Heavenly! Citrusy drinks are just so irresistible.



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